New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:

Population Trends

Health Care Coverage

Economic Output (GDP)


This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated June 2018

Featured trend

workforce trend

Student proficiency on educational assessments remains flat

About 6 in 10 Minnesota students meet state standards in 3rd grade reading, 5th grade science, and 8th grade math. Trends in student achievement across all three measures of proficiency have been flat since 2013.  Large gaps by race and income persist, and the gap in 8th grade math proficiency by income has widened.
See more data on student proficiencies in math and reading.

New & Noteworthy

As one of the newest members of the Minnesota Compass team, Richard Chase, Wilder Research, looked across the topic areas on the Compass website to draw out three sets of interacting trends and data points – demographic, economic, social – that touch on issues of race and region.

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